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    Keeping up with ends & Zipper side?

    Ok, this may have a very simple answer, as I am still a BB novice, and still perfecting the 30 degree strap hang and ridgeline stugness.

    How do you keep track of which end is the foot and head as you are setting up, prior to releasing the entire hammock. (I have seen already with the new horseshoe clips that some have tacked them red and black to track.)

    Also, and more importantly for me, how do you then track which is the zipper side? I guess, now that I type it, that the zipper would be on "x" side of the foot end? is that right? Just trying to simplify.....

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    Different colored biners and a true bishop bag in my case. Only one end of my stuff sack opens and I know that is the head-end. As long as I know which end is which, I know where the zipper is located.

    It becomes pretty automatic, no sweat.
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    I used a silver sharpie to put an "H" on the loop of the strap on the head end and "F" on the loop of the foot end. Assuming you have a standard right side footbox the zipper is always on the left as you are looking from head to foot.

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    Yep, different colors at each end, be it some stitching, biners or a piece of tape. Anything can work, red for head, then nothing on the foot end. And I try to pack it the same way every time, leaving head end out last, that way it comes out first next time.
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    Extra knot on the end of the drawstring on the head end of the stuff sack.

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    I just leave the foot-end biner hanging out of the sack.
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    I leave the rings on the foot end hanging out.
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    I have a small white cord tied knotted around the head end draw cord and also a 1/2" piece of tape around the head end carabiner. I always want to set up the head end first so that I can get the right amount of extra elevation on the foot end.
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    I picked up some colored cord locks, a red one for one end and another color for the other end. That way everything goes in the stuff sack and is easy, no mark or tape on any gear but still an easy cheap color code.

    Paul

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    Two colored biners...one is black for the foot and the other is "red for the head" (yeah, I meant for them to rhyme...apologies to all )

    As far as the zipper goes, I just know that it is off my left shoulder. I just have to remember that when I'm setting up.
    "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
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